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Seattle Center’s legacy of providing residents and visitors access to world-class arts, education, and recreation opportunities in a central location began in 1962 with the Century 21 World’s Fair. The Seattle Center Century 21 Master Plan guides the ongoing redevelopment of the Seattle Center's 74-acre campus in response to the needs of a diverse and dynamic community. More information on the Century 21 Master Plan can be found at the bottom of the page.

As stewards of the campus, the Seattle Center department is actively working on major maintenance, capital improvements, and long-term planning projects, including:

The City of Seattle is rebuilding Seattle’s central waterfront. With the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the City is constructing a 26-block, a 20-acre park stretching north-south from Belltown to Pioneer Square that will serve as: An invitation to reconnect to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another. A place to share the stories that illuminate the multiple histories and cultures that define Seattle and must shape its future. A safe and welcoming public space created through active programming, 24/7/365 on-site public safety team to support a positive park experience, and by compassionately connecting people in need to social services and resources. A green waterfront that will add hundreds of new trees and native plants to support the nearshore habitat and serve as a massive filtration system to remove pollutants from stormwater before it enters the sound.
Waterfront Seattle website
Planning for a new Memorial Stadium is currently under way. The collaboration between Seattle Public Schools and City of Seattle will bring student athletics, arts, culture and entertainment together, while creating new open space and transforming the heart of the Seattle Center campus for future generations.
Seattle Public Schools website
The City of Seattle, through its Seattle Center Department, seeks to identify a well-qualified Wireless Infrastructure Provider (WIP) that will be responsible for managing the design, installation, deployment, operation, upgrading/reinvestment, and maintenance of privately owned cellular wireless infrastructure to deliver high-quality service to visitors of Seattle Center.
Wireless RFP Info
The reimagined fully-accessible, interactive DuPen Fountain plaza will re-open in Spring 2024.
Watch Everett DuPen video

Armory Improvements

The Armory exterior is being restored to highlight the façade’s original architectural characteristics. In addition to improvements already completed, lighting upgrades are underway with anticipated completion in 2024.

Fisher Rooftop Repairs

The Fisher Pavilion roof renovation project includes trench drain replacement, limited paver replacement, limited stair and seat wall replacement, limited asphalt replacement, accessibility upgrades, and repair to portions of the waterproofing membrane. Work will occur during the 1st quarter of 2024.

Campus ADA Improvements

New ADA compliant hardware is being installed in the Armory, Fisher Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, the Vera Project, parking facilities, and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

Parking Access & Revenue Control System (PARCS)

Work is underway in both the Mercer Street and 5th Avenue North garages to install a new parking system, including electrical and cabling upgrades, new entry and exit kiosks, infrastructure improvements, Pay-On-Foot stations, and more. This project is anticipated to be completed in fall of 2023.

Campus Facility Condition Assessment

We are currently conducting a facilities condition assessment of our existing buildings and infrastructure to gather data, which provides a basis for determining capital needs to correct current issues and to avoid future facilities deterioration. The goal is to gain a better understanding of current facility conditions to build a solid foundation for capital planning and spending by providing a clear set of objectives based on a snapshot in time prior to committing staff and financial resources. This will also help reduce emergencies, keep our campus running smoothly, and provide for an improved customer experience.

Download Campus Planning Documents

Century 21 Master Plan Downloads

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